Leila Lopes

Lopes in 2011, lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes

Place of Birth: Benguela, Angola

Date of Birth: 26 February, 1986

Ethnicity: Angolan

Leila Lopes is an Angolan actress, model, and beauty queen. She was Miss Angola UK 2010, Miss Angola 2010, and Miss Universe 2011. She is 5′11″.

Leila is the daughter of Dulce Costa and Geraldo Vieira Lopes. A picture of Leila with her father can be seen here. A picture of Leila with her mother can be seen here. She studied business management in the U.K. Leila is married to British-born American professional football player Osi Umenyiora, with whom she has two children. Osi is of Igbo Nigerian descent.

Leila has stated:

Unfortunately a lot of information that are being published have absolutely no sense whatsoever. Among them, my ancestry. I don’t have any Cape Verdean ancestry, I’m 100% Angolan, the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of Angolan people.

Sources: http://revistaepoca.globo.com


Curious about ethnicity

35 Responses

  1. andrew says:


    It appears that her parents are Cape Verdean. Also some websites describe her as having Cuban ancestry. That is uncorrect.

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